He used to create comic books when he was very young.
A YouTube video he posted in August of 2015 that earned hundreds of thousands of views helped him realize that he wanted to pursue YouTube full-time.
He was born Denis Kopotun in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and moved to Nashville, Tennessee when he was 3 years old. The family moved back to Canada shortly after his father got a math professor job in Winnipeg. He has an older brother and a younger sister. His parents later divorced.